A former volleyball player in school, Bernice Lim thought she could eat whatever she wanted to, so long as she was doing some form of exercise. She would upsize her meals at McDonald’s and feast on junk food. As a result, she started to gain weight despite training regularly.
Her friends in secondary school started bullying her and calling her names like ‘Fat Bunny’ and ‘Fatty Fatty Bom Bom’, making her feel defeated and inferior about herself. Bernice began to
Jazzy (short for Jasmine) Tasdelen is probably more active than three-quarters of the population – she sees her Personal Trainer five times a week doing weights, cardio and high intensity interval training. She also swims and runs. On top of that, she eats a healthy diet with the help of a nutritionist.
However, the 33-year-old digital marketing manager struggles every day with her weight due to certain medical conditions and it doesn’t help that society is quick
Looking at Megan Yit’s petite frame and toned physique, you’d find it hard to believe she ever struggled to look at herself in the mirror. All it took was just one nasty comment directed at her as a teen that left the 19-year-old feeling insecure about herself and her body.
“There was a girl in school, who was a year older than me, who called me ‘short, stubby and fat’. Because she said that, every other comment that came after that made me very sensitive to
A lot of people fail to realise how detrimental stress can be to your health. Roxanne Gan was running, swimming, going for spin classes and teaching yoga, yet she couldn’t lose weight. The 26-year-old yoga instructor then faced a lot of drama in her life when a business venture failed in 2014.
Unhappy and stressed, Roxanne started gaining weight much to her horror and to combat that, she increased her exercise and worked out every day without rest, thinking she should be doing
I have a pretty typical anorexia recovery story, but I’m happy to be where I am. I’m so heartened by all the other eating disorder survivors on this website. I’ve always been plump and I’m pretty curvy for an Asian girl. I resonate with the other entries’ laments about how extreme body image pressure can get in Singapore.
Even when I was a US size 2 and had a 24-inch waist, I had guys tell me to my face that they wouldn’t date me unless I lost another